ELBURN—Elburn resident Steve LeMaire on June 29 pleaded guilty to theft in an agreement that sentenced him to restitution and community service.
LeMaire in February was dismissed from his position in the city of Geneva as Superintendent of Streets after it was discovered he had made $24,000 worth of unauthorized purchases on a city of Geneva credit card. LeMaire had worked for the city for 33 years.
LeMaire was charged with felony theft, on-line theft by deception and official misconduct. Under the terms of his plea agreement, LeMaire pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft. He will be on probation for 30 months, complete 100 hours of community service and pay the city of Geneva $28,000 in restitution.
“The state’s attorney took into consideration the many years (LeMaire) spent working for the village in the manner that he did,” said John Carbon, attorney for LeMaire. “We appreciate that they took into consideration his fine work. We’re very appreciative. Nobody feels worse than he does about what happened.”